Mike Ludwig of Truthout: The war on drugs has greatly expanded the powers of law enforcement, and Sessions seems reluctant to give up those powers.
Three undocumented activists in Vermont were arrested over the past week by ICE agents. Meanwhile in Texas, raids were conducted in response to policy changes in Austin.
Tom Engelhardt, cofounder of the American Empire Project and author of The United States of Fear as well as The End of Victory Culture, runs The Nation Institute's TomDispatch.com. His latest book, coauthored with Nick Turse, is Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050.